NOTICE OF MEETINGS
Pursuant to the Illinois Open Meetings Act, notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of the Springfield Airport Authority will hold its regular monthly meetings in the SAA Knotts Board Room at the east end of the second floor in the Terminal Building at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, Springfield, Illinois at 5:00 p.m. on January 17, 2023, February 21, 2023, March 21, 2023, April 25, 2023, May 16, 2023, June 20, 2023, July 18, 2023, August 15, 2023, ;September 19, 2023, October 17, 2023, November 21, 2023, and December 19, 2023 unless noted otherwise.
March 2022 Minutes ; April 2022 Minutes ; May 2022 Minutes ; Special Meeting June 9, 2022 ; Reconvene June 9, 2022 Minutes ; June 21, 2022 Minutes ; Special Meeting July 12, 2022 Minutes; 75th Anniversary Organizational Planning Meeting; July 2022 Annual Budget, Regular Meeting and Annual Meeting Minutes ; August 2022 Minutes ; 75th Anniversary Organizational Planning Meeting; September 2022 Minutes ; October 2022 Minutes ; 75th Anniversary Meeting ; November 2022 Minutes ;December 2022 Minutes ; January 2023 Minutes ; February 2023 Minutes ; March 2023 Minutes ; April 2023 Minutes to be approved; 75th Anniversary Organizational Planning Meeting; May 2023 Agenda
FY2023 Budget Presentation
- Open Meetings. All official meetings of the Board of Commissioners shall be open to the public except as otherwise provided for by the Illinois Open Meetings Act.
- Quorum. A majority of the members of the Board of Commissioners then holding office shall constitute a quorum and be necessary for the transaction of business. If a quorum is not present, those in attendance will be named and they shall adjourn to a later time.
- Rules of Order. On all points of order not herein specifically provided for by these Rules, Robert’s Rules of Order, 12th Edition is hereby adopted and made the law governing the deliberation of the Board of Commissioners.
- Addressing the Board of Commissioners. Any person desiring to address the Board of Commissioners in person at a meeting shall first be recognized by the Chair or presiding officer. Persons addressing the Board of Commissioners shall limit their statements to five minutes unless further time is granted by the Chair or presiding officer. This Rule shall not apply to officers and employees of the Springfield Airport Authority. Comments by the public pertaining to Springfield Airport Authority business shall be made during the Regular Meeting during the “Public Comments” section of the agenda.
- Manner of Addressing the Board of Commissioners; Time Limit. Each person addressing the Board of Commissioners shall step up to the podium, shall give his or her name in an audible tone of voice for the record, and, unless further time is granted by the presiding officer, shall limit his or her address to five minutes. All remarks shall be addressed to the Board of Commissioners as a body and not to any member thereof. Questions shall be asked of the Board of Commissioners, through the Chair or presiding officer.
- Personal and Slanderous Remarks. Any person making personal, impertinent, or slanderous remarks, or who becomes boisterous in demeanor while addressing the Board of Commissioners may be requested to leave the meeting. Any person who does not obey the request of the presiding officer to cease using impertinent, slanderous, or insulting language or otherwise disrupting the meeting shall, after a motion by any member and majority vote of the Board of Commissioners, be expelled and directed to leave the meeting.
- Written Communications. Interested parties, or their authorized representatives, may address the Board of Commissioners by written communication with regard to any matter concerning Springfield Airport Authority business or over which the Board of Commissioners has jurisdiction. Such written communication shall be distributed to the Board of Commissioners at the meeting.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
FRANK J. VALA
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FRANK J. VALA
Mr. Frank Vala was appointed to the Springfield Airport Authority Board of Commissioners by Sangamon County Chairman Andy Van Meter on September 11, 2002.
Mr. Vala is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University and has served on numerous boards. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Springfield Urban League, and the YMCA. Mr. Vala served as Chairman of the State of Illinois Procurement Policy Board under Governor Rauner and Governor Pritzker. Mr. Vala founded Community Care Systems in 1980 and Valco Awards & More, Inc., in 1982.
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J. Michael Houston was appointed to the Springfield Airport Authority by Mayor James Langfelder in July 2015 and is the Chair of the Finance Committee.
His career includes extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. He was elected mayor of Springfield in 1979 and reelected in 1983. In 2011 he was elected for a third time. The 24 years between terms was spent in the banking industry. He retired from J.P. Morgan Chase as a Senior Vice-President and the Town & Country Bank as its Chairman, President, & CEO. Upon his retirement from Town & Country Bank he was named Chairman Emeritus. His career includes more than 25 years in CEO positions. Long active in civic affairs, he has provided leadership in Springfield in each of the last 5 decades. He served 16 years on the Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University including 4 years as its Chair. He is a past president of the Illinois Municipal League, Springfield Jaycees, and Downtown Springfield, Inc. He was Chair of the Board of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce in both 1999 and 2009, the only person in the Chamber’s 150 year history to serve as Chair twice. Among his current activities, he serves on the boards of St. John’s Hospital where he also served as Chair of the Board for 4 years and the Abraham Lincoln Council of the Boy Scouts of America for 40+ years. He graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree and a major in Business Administration and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a M.B.A.
DR. SUSAN SHEA
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DR. SUSAN SHEA
Dr. Susan Shea was re-appointed to the Springfield Airport Authority Board (SAA) by Mayor James Langfelder in February 2018. She previously served on the SAA Board from 1993 – 2005, as Finance Commissioner and Chair; she resigned when she became the first female Director of Aeronautics for the Illinois Department of Transportation, a position she held from June 2005 through December 2014. Dr. Shea is also a former educator with extensive experience in administration and personnel. Previous positions include K-8 teacher, school administrator, Manager of Program and Professional Development for the Illinois State Board of Education, adjunct professor and guest lecturer for the University of Illinois at Springfield, and the Education Policy and Agency Relations Director for the Illinois Education Association. Dr. Shea received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Western Illinois University and her Doctorate in Administration from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
MARK C. KINNAMAN
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MARK C. KINNAMAN
Mark Kinnaman was appointed to the Springfield Airport Authority Board in August of 2006. He is a Springfield native having attended both Lincoln Land Community College and Sangamon State.
He was appointed to serve on the Selective Service board in March 2005, after serving as an ad-hoc member of several boards under the Governor and Secretary of State. He has an extensive background in project development, sales and marketing, management and training, as well as a strong background in computer skills.
R. BEVERLY PETERS
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R. BEVERLY PETERS
R. Beverly Peters was appointed to the Springfield Airport Authority Board in April 2008. Mrs. Peters is President of Peters Consulting and Management Group, Inc. and Vice President of HAP III, Inc., a management and strategic planning firm. Peters holds a Bachelor Degree from LeMoyne Owen College, Memphis, TN, Masters Degree from SIU-Carbondale, and is currently a doctoral student.
Mrs. Peters worked for over thirty five years for the State of Illinois. From 1991 until 2004, she worked at the Illinois Department of Transportation as a legislative liaison, Bureau Chief of Small Business Enterprises, and Deputy Director of Finance and Administration.
Mrs. Peters is President of the Springfield-Decatur Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a 2006 graduate of the Springfield FBI Citizen’s Academy, serves on the Executive Board of the NAACP, and is a member of the Frontiers International Springfield Club.
Mrs. Peters is a past recipient of the YWCA “Women of Excellence” award and the recipient of the “2009 Studs Terkel Humanities Service” award. Mrs. Peters holds the distinction of being named Chairperson of Springfield Mayor Timothy Davlin’s 1908 Race Riot Commemoration Commission.
Mrs. Peters is married to Rev. Howard A. Peters III. They have two adult sons.